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Common name: Western Hawkweed
Scientific name: Hieracium albertinum
Duration: Perennial
Family: Asteraceae
Habitat: Found on dry to moist soils in open to lightly wooded areas, grows well in full sun to light shade
Blooming period: Early summer
Color: Yellow ray flowers, foliage is covered with short soft hairs which give the plant a luminous appearance when backlit by the sun
Height: 2'
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This plant is prized mostly for its attractive foliage. The hairy foliage catches water droplets from the rain or dew in the morning adding even more to its beauty.


Hieracium, derived from the Greek hierax which means "hawk," the Roman naturalist Pliny believed that hawks fed on plants like these to strengthen their eyesight.
Scouleri is named for the naturalist John Scouler (1804-1871) who visited the Northwest in 1825-1826.
Albertinum- no information found but most likely the name of a botanist.


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